HB17-1271

HB17-1271 - Standards For Innovation District Waivers

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning waivers granted to school districts of innovation.

Under existing law, when a school district submits an innovation plan for a school or multiple schools of the school district, the state board of education (state board) must approve the plan and designate the school district as a district of innovation unless the plan is likely to decrease academic achievement or is not fiscally feasible. Once the plan is approved, the state board must grant any statutory waivers requested in the plan.

The bill changes the standard for approving an innovation plan. The state board must approve an innovation plan if it finds that the plan is likely to enhance educational opportunity and quality within the school district, which is similar to the standard for approving statutory waivers under other circumstances, and the plan is fiscally feasible. Later, if the district of innovation seeks additional statutory waivers under the innovation plan, the state board must grant the waivers if it finds that the waivers are likely to enhance educational opportunity and quality within the school district and are fiscally feasible.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/18/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/02/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/01/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/26/2017 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/19/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
04/12/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/10/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/07/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2017 - No Amendments
04/06/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/05/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/04/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/03/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/29/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/16/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education